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Nov 4, 2009 12:35pm EST
rest of the tax code here in the united states. and we don't have a value-added tax. so, again, i don't... again, it's been discussed in academic circles. i have not heard serious policy discussion of it even coming from capitol hill. so it seems like more of an academic idea at this point than an idea that's directly in the mix in terms of policy. >> rose: what's going to be the biggest contributor to deficit reduction? >> well, over the long term i think we need to be very clear that it is not possible to tax your way out of the fiscal trajectory that we're on. and further more, it's not possible to reduce spending outside of health care sufficiently to address our.... >> rose: that means defense and... >> right. our long-term fiscal problem is disproportionately influenced by the rate at which health care costs grow. >> rose: right. >> over the next five or ten years, the situation is a little bit different and the mix may vary. but over the next 20, 30, 40, 70 100 years, the key thing is helping to reduce the rate of growth in health care costs. without that, nothing else we do will
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Nov 3, 2009 12:35pm EST
the united states. tomorrow in washington he meets with president obama. >> the only message that people of religion like myself could give to the world community is to respect everybody. all human beings as created in the image and likeness of god. and to help. jesus christ said whatever you do for my smallest, poorest people, brothers, you are doing to me. so he is, the lord, identifies himself with those people. and whatever we do for them, we do for christ. you can realize our great responsibility. >> rose: an exclusive conversation with his all holiness ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople coming up. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: his all holiness, ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople, is the primary spiritual leader of the orthodox christian world and the orthodox church, which has 300 million members around the world. it includes the churches of alexandria and jerusalem, russia serbia, romania, bulgaria, georgia, cyprus, greece, poland, albania, the check reap, slovaki
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Nov 18, 2009 12:35pm EST
brought on by the united states to ratchet up the level of chinese obligation. >> rose: also this evening, french chef eric ripert of the famous new york restaurant la bernadine. >> so when i came to new york, we're talking about 20 years ago. i came with a very french way of seeing food with a very strong mediterranean influence and then i discovered japanese cuisine. i discovered chinese cuisine, i went to brooklyn and visit the stores where they have all the spices. i traveled throughout the u.s. and interact with many other chefs from other cultures. i discovered south america. i went to japan. and all of that is ultimately digested and comes back in the kind of... i call that smart fusion. >> rose: a look at china and the united states in the after math of the presidential visit and food through the skills of eric ripert next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: this evening we continue our coverage of president obama's visit to china. earlier today he met with president hu jintao in beijing. the two le
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00pm EST
programs they want in the united states. >> reporter: and susie, both g.m. and chrysler have gotten concessions from the u.a.w., so ford needs them to remain competitive. >> right, dianne, what are the chances of ford getting those concessions now that it's making money, doesn't that give the union a bargaining chip? >> absolutely. in fact, the uaw today said that the good inspections that ford reported today were part of the reason that the rank and file voted down the concessions. they said that they would not go back to the bargaining tablement but obviously if the financials would deteriorate from here, they might be encouraged to go back. we'll have to wait and see. >> another issue about where things are financially with ford, a lot of headlines today about that billion dollar profit but ford also has a lot of debt. something like $27 billion. so how does that play into its forecast. isn't that a serious problem? >> it is a problem. as you probably recall, they mortgaged a lot of assets to keep themselves out of bankruptcy. analysts say if the economy continues to improve, if
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Nov 19, 2009 12:35pm EST
recovery. you see it from europe, you see it from the united states and you see it from asia. tell me what you see. >> well, i see a very different situation. in europe there is no recovery and i think 2010's going to be a mediocre year in europe. same thing in japan. we don't see any recovery. we see resistance to the decline but no recovery. in the united states, things look more promising for the short term. you know, after a very large chop in the economy and particularly in the automobile industry. >> rose: but generally those impressions you just said are about the economy overall. >> yeah, but the economy overall we see slight growth in 2010. but a situation very different from one country to the other. >> rose: at what point in an economic recovery do consumers think about automobiles? >> well, you know, it depends where the consumer is. if he's in china or in brazil or india, he's thinking all the time about automobiles. what's the best opportunity? what's the best deal? and we're seeing these sales booming all the time. you know, no matter what. now, in that time, you have a
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Nov 10, 2009 12:35pm EST
afghanistan. they're waiting, like the rest of the world is, the united states and through president obama to announce our intentions and our way forward. but they have a deep understanding of why this is important for nato, why this is important for the larger international community. and i think that given the right measures of accountability that we need to be seeking from president karzai and his government, we're going to see a commitment not just from germany but from many of our nato allies. >> rose: might they make up whatever the gap is between what general mcchrystal is seeking and what the united states is prepared to provide in terms of troops? >> well, i think we have to wait for the president's announcement. but we will be, as we have been, consulting very deeply our allies and talking about what we want to see from them in order to have this integrated military and civilian strategy. because, remember it's not just about troops on the ground, it's about making sure that the people of afghanistan see the results of this effort. that they have more faith in their own gov
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Nov 5, 2009 12:35pm EST
meter increase. the size of the continental united states, it's been there for three million years, a key element in the earth's ability to cool itself, if it disappears it would not come back on a time scale that would be comfortable for human species. also that could lead to the thawing of the perm frost around the arctic that contains so much frozen carbon that the amount in the atmosphere could double and that would make the task of restoring a favorable climate balance for humanity much more difficult. there are other such tipping points but the earth's system is very complex. years ago a distinguished scientist in this city, wally brucker, said "it's an angry beast and we're poking it with a stick." and without getting into details we're now at a point where the most serious and distinguished scientists who studied this are warning that we are real playing with fire are where the future of human civilization is concerned. >> rose: help educate us as to the terminology for how we will measure emission standards. >> well, there's a baseline for every country that describes how muc
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00pm EST
to congress and the president of the united states to say, "here's what we've done for the consumer credit market, and here's where we failed. and you can hold us accountable." >> reporter: now congressman barney frank wants you to head that agency and your critics say you haven't had a-- any bank experience. what's your thought? >> i haven't proven my love for the banks. you know, my response-- you know this really amazes me. i hate banks that cheat. i don't like practices like bury trips and tracks in 30 pages of fine print. i don't like practices that tells people this is what the mortgage looms and after they sign they find out what it really is. i want to see bank transparent, offer good products that are available to students. i want it see them innovate in ways that are helpful to consumers. >> elizabeth warren, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> reporter: elizabeth warren, thanks so much for joining us. >> susie: the house of representatives will vote on health care reform but not tomorrow. democratic leaders are indicating the vote won't happen until sunday
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Nov 21, 2009 12:00am EST
--www.ncicap.org-- the attorney general of the united states kicked up a firestorm when he announced his decision to try the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks in new york federal court, not far from ground zero. try him by a civilian court, not by tribunal. >> how could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when khalid sheik mohammed has already asked to plead guilty before a military commission and be executed? [applause] >> i am not going to base the determination on where these cases are going to be brought on what the terrorists, what are murder wants to do. he will not select the prosecution then you -- venue. >> senator lindsey graham says this is an aversion of the justice system. what do you think, nina? >> i think it is a very hard decision that the attorney general made, and i will point out, as he did, that we have had a military commissions for seven years and we have not brought anybody to try because of problems with the commission. there is lots of evidence we don't know about and he will be convicted. but you don't think a forum this way -- you don't
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
that the united states will commit as well as those that nato countries are going to commit and that's still a work in progress on the latter. i'm told by senior defense officials that general mcchrystal will be more or less satisfied with the number that he believes he needs to do the counterinsurgency campaign that he laid out in his strategic assessment earlier this year. >> suarez: now, it takes a while to get everybody deployed, doesn't it? >> it does. it will take several months, actually several weeks for the first troops. but the marines that you mentioned will be going in first early next year to be followed soon after by a number of... several hundred perhaps up to a thousand army trainers. these will be doing the initial training of afghan recruits. the recruits will then be put into their units and partnered with american units on the ground. this will be a phased deployment going over the next 12 to 18 months. the troops that you mention in your broadcast, up to some 30,000 or so will be phased in over that time frame. >> suarez: once all those new forces are in afghanista
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Nov 20, 2009 8:30pm EST
policy in asia. >> the united states does not seek to contain china. on the contrary. the rise of a strong and a prosperous china can be a source of strength for the community of nations. gwen: and in afghanistan -- >> there is now a clear window of opportunity for president karzai and his government to make a new compact with the people of afghanistan. gwen: while on the home front, sarah palin turns best selling author. >> alaska and michigan have so much in common, with the hockey moms and the fishing. gwen: but what else does she have in mind? covering the week, karen tumulty of "time" magazine, david sanger of "the new york times," doyle mcmanus of "the los angeles times," and john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill, produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> the john hopkins global m.b.a., integrating global expertise with international understanding to develop leaders for a bet
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Nov 6, 2009 12:00pm EST
more unimployed people in the united states than there were a year ago. tavis: i love the word shoptimism. >> i means several things. which is to say there's something that will compel us to show no matter what. i don't think it necessarily means we're going to shop with the same way, with the same recklessness, the same mind set, but we will find way to shop. where there's a will to shop, there's a way to shop. >> shopping and buying can be very anxious. it's both pleasurable and painful and nervous making on the other hand. oftentimes we lose sight of the fact that while i'm not condoning reckless spending, or people getting way into debt, i think there are material buys that even if we buy them emotionally, they do add something meaningful to our lives. and in the book i try to explore exactly what that is. tavis: some examples of that since we're on it. >> i interviewed a woman in minnesota who's father had recently died. and she and her brother went back to his house to clean out his stuff. and she took some of his things back to her house. and they kind of found a place,
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Nov 19, 2009 12:00pm EST
apollo audience is the hardest audience in the united states, and i am the only comedian ever to have attacked the apollo audience. tavis: i want to hear this story. >> there was a young white wrapper on -- white rapper on, and the audience was heating up. i said you guys are so easy. you are impressed by it. i am offended by it. i said, what you do when you go to the zoo and you go to the monkey cage? he did not go to the monkey cage and say hello, my monkey, my name is paul. you got to the cage and make noises. you go to the monkey's level. that is how i look at that. if it offends me. tavis: and the apollo did what? >> they got quiet. it was the truth. i do not have to defend the truth. the truth defends itself. tavis: if you in your own mind are being truthful and you are killing it in your own mind and the audience is a quiet, is that success? the point is to make us laugh. >> the point is to make us laugh, but audiences like a monster. i remember when i used to try to please the audience and kiss their but, do any thing to make them happy, anything to get a laugh, i learned in b
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Nov 23, 2009 12:35pm EST
united states needs to say to the world we have to solve the problem of our continuing confrontation with the muslim world it has undermined the success of president after president. and we cannot continue that way. we have to find a way to overcome that barrier and therefore israel has to see itself in the context of the whole western alliance. >> rose: friedman, rogan, cohen next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the following. >> each day a billion people won't find safe drinking water. around the world we're helping communitites to access clean water. working to improve lives through conservation and education. one drop at a time. >> additional funding for charlie rose was also provided by these funders. . >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> this was a big week in diplomacy for president oa. last night he returned from a week long visit to asia it took him to japan, singapore, china, south korea, du
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
united states. and it pegs its currency to the dollar. so at a stores that sell a lot of chinese goods-- prices are typically not affected much by currency fluctuations. while prices for some imports may be rising due to the weak dollar, the bottom line is that inflation doesn't seem to be much of a risk. >> if every product in the u.s. was imported, i would be more concerned about that. but it isn't. and not every price of an import gets passed through all the way to the consumer anyway. >> reporter: speaking of passing through the weak dollar makes it cheaper for europeans to vacation in cities like new york. that bring badly-needed money to the stores, hotels, and restaurants. erika miller, nightly business report, new york. >> paul: weakness in the dollar helped wall street open higher as did disney's better than expected earnings that we told you about last night. buyers were also inspired by j.c. penney's more upbeat earnings and revenue forecasts. two hours into trading the dow was sporting an 80 point gain with the nasdaq up 13 points. investors brushed off an unexpected
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Nov 26, 2009 6:00pm EST
afghanistan in a national address tuesday night from the united states military academy at west point. the military says it could include some 30,000 troops-- a roughly 50% increase in the number of u.s. forces there, but administration officials caution that the president has not settled on a final figure. in his thanksgiving address from the white house, mr. obama offered gratitude to troops overseas and their families. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers the many families marking this thanksgiving with an empty seat, saved for a son or daughter, a husband or a wife stationed in harm's way. we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom. >> reporter: president obama later made calls to 10 u.s. servicemen and women stationed in war zones to give his personal thanks. other nato leaders also are considering sending more troops to afghanistan, including german chancellor angela merkel. officials there were focused today on the forced resignations of the head of germany's armed forces and another senior defense official
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
the united states of america, these negotiations will not yield the kind of the kind of results that we are looking for. true, we would have hoped that the united states of america would have been more ambitious than what it has indicated. >> reporter: india is also one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions, but is a relative newcomer to an industrialized economy. saran says the country has concerns that a climate agreement could stifle economic development. >> for us, climate change is not just a separate issue, it is intermixed with our developmental, you know, issues itself. so how we balance, you know, the problem of climate change with the other stresses and strains that the country is going through as this process of social and economic transformation, we would hope that there is some understanding of that challenge that we face. >> reporter: meantime, a series of studies released today in the british medical journal "the lancet" could give another boost to advocates of addressing climate change. the studies found that cutting carbon emissions could save
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Nov 11, 2009 12:35pm EST
of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five to ten years to do something about the deficit in america or... >> put-to-put us on a trajectory where.... >> rose: or we're argentina? >> we're not in good shape. when you lose your credibility, interest rates go up and you get in trouble and your options start getting worse because you're paying so much in interest payments. >> rose: why did you support john mccain over barack obama? >> i knew him from before and i think he's a great american. i have to say i'm very impressed with president obama so i'm certainly very comfortable with the outcome of the election. >> rose: are you impressed with what hank paulson, tim geithner, ben bernanke and then larry summers have done in order to meet the crisis? >> you know.... >> rose: where do you part company with what they did? >> the biggest complaint siff the fact that we xwaled out the people who lent money to the financial institutions. when we bailed out the banks everyone who le
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Nov 14, 2009 12:30am EST
that congress says you can't bring into the united states, even though courts here have said, if you can't find anyplace else for these people you can't just hold them. you ought to bring them here. the congress has said no you don't. the problem of finding other countries willing to take them because the united states will not send them back to their home country if it fears they will be tortured. that's the hard part about closing down gitmo. gwen: let me ask you and peter about the resignation today of the white house counsel gregory craig. many reports said it had to do with his management of guantanamo. what did the attorney general say? >> the attorney general said he was surprised by it. they're friends, he says he likes him and thought he was very able, noted that although he was an early supporter of the clintons and had worked hard for president clinton, he was then an early supporter of president obama. sort of stuck his neck out. gwen: he thinks it had nothing to do with guantanamo. >> that's right. sgl what does the white house say? -- gwen: what does the white house say
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Nov 25, 2009 5:00am EST
companies have been allowed to make these sudden changes to the interest rate. in the united states, credit cards have functioned within a system where it's legal for card issuers to charge any fee or any interest rate they want without limits. >> the credit card industry has always been the wild west. the card issuers held all the cards. they could do anything they want-- $39 late fees and $35 over-limit fees; 30% interest rates. and yes, it got crazy. competition ramped up to such a level that it created an industry that was out of control. >> bergman: the industry got out of control because, over the last 30 years, regulations on banks and consumer lending that had been in place since the great depression were steadily eliminated. >> the cops left the streets. there was no one on the beat. >> bergman: christopher dodd of connecticut is the chairman of the senate banking committee. >> where were the regulators in all of this? >> bergman: he says that, for decades, both republicans and democrats voted for deregulation. >> look, i voted for it. >> bergman: you voted for the deregulation? >>
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Nov 10, 2009 10:00pm EST
much as the united states on health care per capita. how do they do that? one thing is for certain: japanese health care is a bargain. for just 8% of gdp-- that's less than even the british spend-- the japanese have built a system with fabulous health statistics. they have the longest healthy life expectancy in the world and the lowest infant mortality rate. now, part of that's due to diet and lifestyle, but the health system must be doing something right. everybody's covered, but unlike the brits, the japanese don't pay for all of it through taxes. instead, everybody has to sign up for a health insurance policy. you get it at work or through a community-based insurer. the government picks up the tab for those who are too poor. this system is known as social insurance, and it's a model that's used in many wealthy countries. as for the health care itself, that's certainly not socialist. 80% of the hospitals are private, more than in the u.s., and almost every doctor's office is a private business. dr. kono hitoshi is a typical doctor. he runs a private 19-bed hospital in the tokyo n
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
irreversible steps to fulfil its obligations and eliminate its nuclear weapons program, the united states will support economic assistance and help promote its full integration in the community of nations. that opportunity and respect will not come with threats. north korea must live up to its obligations. >> reporter: that statement echoed president lee's offer of a "grand bargain"-- aid for the communist north in return for giving up nuclear weapons. >> the north koreans haven't yet conveyed what they thought of the grand bargain, but in order for the north koreans to ensure their stability, to improve the lives of the north korean population, to have economic prosperity, in short: for a better future for the north koreans, it is my wish that the north koreans adopt the grand bargain proposal. >> reporter: the offer came just a week after north and south korean ships exchanged fire near a disputed border in the yellow sea. neither president mentioned the sea clash today. instead, mr. obama announced he'll send an envoy to north korea next month-- the first direct talks between washington and
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
. buffet says the burlington northern deal is ""an all-in wager on the economic future of the united states." investment strategist jim awad says that's a big vote of confidence. >> i think what he's probably saying is the economy has turned. in some cases that has not been reflected in the stock price. and therefore i'm going to move now because cyclically the economy has turned, secularly the economy is attractive, and this particular security, in my view is attractively priced and strategically well positioned. >> reporter: whatever the motive, some say it sends an important signal. >> i think if you are a young person, you think like warren buffett and you invest for a 10, 20, 30 year period. and this sends a message that probably the best brains in the country are optimistic about our future and you should be too. >> reporter: today's deal is the largest-ever for berkshire hathaway, but already wall street is speculating about buffett's next move. one expert thinks it will be in healthcare. a play on the nation's aging population. erika miller, "nightly business report, new york
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Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
those cuts law in the united states. that is a battle still to be fought in washington. but the administration is clearly hoping that both domestic laws and an international treaty or attainable perhaps within the next year. >> just a note. visit our website for everything you need to know about climate change and the copenhagen summit. there are full details there on the science of global warming, also a summary of the main countries' positions. all that on our website. israel's prime minister has declared a 10-month restriction on new building in the jewish settlements on the best bank, but it doesn't include east jerusalem, and the palestinians have refused to attend taxi unless they stop building on all occupied territory. >> israel's plan is to restrict jewish settlement building on the west bank for a period of 10 months. it is aimed as bringing the palestinians back to the negotiating table. but many in the middle east see this as a cynical move. israel knows the palestinian position well. palestinian leaders have refused to talk peace with israel as long as it keeps buil
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Nov 24, 2009 5:30pm EST
the united states? here is our special correspondent in washington. >> thank you. india's political leaders are still assessing and their importance to president obama, and there has been some sense of nostalgia for the last president, george w. bush, who ended a decade-long ban on nuclear trade. there is a lot of scrutiny to the of the language in the body language involved. in the is being praised as indispensable. the leaders do not want that to me they can be taken for granted. today's opening ceremonies were intended to meet the daily concerns about time and money being lavished on china and pakistan. >> a consider him a wise leader who has helped unleash india's extraordinary economic growth. he is a man of honesty and integrity. i respect him. and i trust them, and i have happily accepted his gracious invitation to visit india next year. >> there was a meeting of minds on the future direction of our relations. i will deeply invest by president obama is strong commitment to the india/u.s. strategic partnership and by his division for global peace and prosperity. >> agreements
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Nov 13, 2009 12:35pm EST
watching this young 2004 convention and saw this young senator, soon to be senator of the united states making a speech you said to yourself what? >> it just grabbed me because what he was saying was -- or i felt like for the first time here's a politician speaking to my generation and what he was saying was very new and very different and i remember at the time the country's very divided about the war and he was saying we're not the red and blue states but the united states. i was taken by what he had to say. >> charlie: what did you do? >> i bought his book, "dreams of my father," and i read it and i start googling him and trying to find his number -- his press numbers i called and no one called me back and when i realized i needed a strong team behind me. >> charlie: and you? >> we all had that reaction to that speech. i mean republicans and democrats alike were going who's that guy. >> charlie: the new face on the block. >> yeah. and i think that you know -- one of the things that excited me about him was more generational i really did look at obama in reading his book he seemed post-racia
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Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
to do is callq what i see here is the united states getting sucked into a situation, into a war that has no end. you know, i have repeatedly called for an exitç with regard to our military. you know, i believe if you're going to go to war0y have a clearly defined mission. i don't think we have a clearly defined mission in afghanistan. a clearly defined mission is a beginning, a middle, a transition period and an end. i've asko point does our military contribution to the2d solution in afghanistan come to an end? we could bring our troops home. i'm not looking for a date ser. i would like someone to tell me how this has a happy ending. our mission in afghanistan is very different than it was when/+ congress authorized the use of force against al qaeda after 2001. we have... this whole mission is very, very different. we should have a5 debate on this. i think the policy should be re-evaluated in its entire tee.? mistake to expand our military footprint there. i think it would... and especially in the aftermath of this election. i don't want our americans dying for a government that is
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Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
this and it's wrong and it gives them reason to be opposed to the united states. >> exactly. and worse than that, a lot of people in iran because of the fact that president obama is a realist and he is a pragmatic politician, they think that, and i mean i'm not saying that he is doing it but that is a common perception in iran that they think the american administration has reached a deal, has reached a grand bargain with iran that there are going to be quiet about human rights in iran and iranian government and the revolutionary guards will reach -- will make some sort of compromise what nuclear program and also security and peace and security in iraq and afghanistan. >> rose: how important are the nuclear program to the revolutionary guards? >> it's very important. i mean the worst thing that can happen to iran is a nuclear bomb. i am not suggesting that the fix day after they build the bomb they are going to attack israel or other countries. that's not going to be the case. but what the nuclear bomb will do is to bolster the confidence of the revolutionary guards. they will in
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Nov 18, 2009 2:00am EST
satan, the united states, it was no longer external threats. but that the biggest threat to the regime, really, was coming from inside iran. >> narrator: its legitimacy now in question, the regime brought out its loyalists. it was an impressive show of strength for a president who claimed overwhelming support, and dismissed the protestors as "dirt and dust." >> ahmadinejad is a blacksmiths' son, and he is, at heart, a socialist. he wanted to be able to help the people, and so an awful lot of people, you know, voted for him. it's perfectly natural. ( cheers ) >> narrator: nader mokhtari is a columnist for a hard-line newspaper who blames the violence on opposition leader moussavi. >> if he had not said the election had been rigged, without any evidence, substantial evidence, none of this would have happened. that's rabble rousing. we're not going to give up iran because mr. moussavi has lied we will not give up iran, because we paid such a heavy price to have it, and this is the voice of the majority of iranians. >> narrator: it was turning into a war of numbers. the opposition f
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
, while we recognize that tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue between the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama to resolve any concerns and differences that the two sides may have. >> holman: the president did not meet with the dalai lama when the tibetan leader visited washington this fall. today, a white house spokesman said a meeting would come "at an appropriate time." >> what a magnificent place to visit. >> holman: in the meantime, mr. obama spent some time today touring the icy cobblestone courtyards of beijing's forbidden city. the president said he hoped his visit would help him understand china better, but he acknowledged, future relations with china "will not be without disagreement or difficulty." >> lehrer: we'll go further into human rights in china later in the program. also, we have a slideshow of images from past state visits to china on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. and historian richard norton smith discusses the issues other presidents have faced. in other news today, global e
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Nov 2, 2009 5:30pm EST
korea has called for direct talks with the united states on nuclear disarmament. it appears the country wants to return to negotiations. pyongyang has warned it will go its own way unless washington agrees. the former bosnian sesh leader radovan karadzic will appear at his trial. he said he needed more time, much more time, to prepare his defense. he denies all the charges. he says the tribunal must give him nine more months to prepare. one of his legal team said he would attend the tribunal on tuesday to discuss how to end the stalemate. >> nothing has changed since last week. he will appear tomorrow, though, because tomorrow is another day and it's a more procedural hearing than a trial itself. he wants to participate and try to find a solution for this problem. >> stay with us, if you can. bbc world news. still to come, the blood diamonds of zimbabwe. campaigners are calling for a ban on sales. >> first, though, it could tell us a lot about the impact climate change is having on our planet. the european space agency has sclfl launched a satellite for russian that will gauge t
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Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
an award from the president of the united states. this time the dalai lama came to washington and president obama wouldn't meet with him because he didn't want to offend the chinese government which has major disputes. he did not want to offend them on the eve of his trip. that i think is a theme you're going to see playing out over the next few days. tavis: first asia. now jump to afghanistan. i'll come back to the troop issue in just a second. first, president karzai set to be sworn in for a second term on thursday. we all know the turmoil around the elections. on the other side of his inauguration for the second term on thursday, what position are we now in dealing with him leading this country? >> he is an extremely imperfect character. that said, i'm not convinced that the other players that we had hoped would have won or been more competitive would have been that much better. karzai is not our solution in iraq. -- in afghanistan, sorry. our path to potential success in afghanistan is going to be to improve the quality of the situation. if we do that, it will draw local afgha
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Nov 16, 2009 5:30pm EST
campaigning. she is promoting her political memoir. it is generating huge interest in the united states and our special correspondent is in washington for us. >> they could be another launchpad. it is already a best seller but are we witnessing a start of a dry run for 2012, a run for the white house? it could be an attempt to bring back sarah palin maniac. -- sarah palin mania. everybody wanted to know every single detail about. the power of the sarah palin phenomenon. >> i will be honored to accept your nomination for vice president of the united states. [applause] they say the difference between a hockey mother and a pit bull -- lipstick. >> how are you? >> so good, so good to hear you, and thank you for calling us. >> it is a pleasure. >> can't predict what the next fish run is going to look like so i cannot predict what is going to happen in the next couple of years. i will be in charge of the turkeys. >> is she really seen as a credible candidate for the white house? there is a new poll out. >> if you look at the latest poll, they found that 53% said they would not consider voting for
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Nov 18, 2009 5:30pm EST
states voiced its concern -- the day after the united states voiced its concern about israel bulldozing homes, washington had sharply rebuked israel for plans for 900 new homes in the largely arab region. according to president obama, it could lead to a very dangerous situation. it >> 30,000 people already live here. israel is building new homes and says it will continue to do so. they see it as part of their capital, jerusalem. this is east jerusalem, part of land that israel captured in a war more than 40 years ago under international law. they're not supposed to build on occupied land. as long as it does, say palestinians, they will not restart the stalled peace talks. the palestinian prime minister voiced frustration with the stalled peace process and the is -- and the israeli expansion of settlements. >> it is a question of settlement policy. there is no such thing. there is no such thing when it comes to settlement activity. it either its stops completely or does not stop. >> not israel's building plans have provoked anger and concern across the international community.
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Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
was of overriding importance to the united states." johnson says to some aides, "don't they think i know that?" that same evening, he tests talking points he has devised with mcnamara on one of his old colleagues, the influential chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. no matter what choice he makes, l.b.j. will need the support of senator j. william fulbright. >> moyers: the president meets with the joint chiefs to hear their arguments. what they say is disturbing. their options are stark. he wants some middle ground, as he says in this call to his white house assistant for national security mcgeorge bundy, who had famously kept his cool at john kennedy's side during the cuban missile crisis. >> moyers: to stop supplies coming south from hanoi through laos, the president approves the secret bombing of the ho chi minh trail by mercenaries flying old american fighters. there's been another military coup in saigon. hoping to bolster the new government, mcnamara goes there to make what seems to be an open-ended commitment, promising the south vietnamese that, quote, "we'll
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00pm EST
billion. >> the facts show that bank of america, one of the largest banks in the united states, was able to manipulate federal regulators to obtain billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help it go through with a deal it intended to do in any event. >> reporter: brian moynihan replaced mayopolous in the middle of the deal. moynihan says he believed the bank did have a case to call it off. >> when i came in to general council on december 14 or 15, we became aware that the losses had reached $18 billion, pretax. it was a different set of facts and circumstances. >> reporter: but republicans paint the scene differently. they think federal regulators pressured the bank to go through with the merrill buy. ranking republican darryl issa says the government's heavy hand kept bank of america from getting a better price. >> merrill lynch was not worth what you paid for it. had you been able to negotiate in december instead of in september, you would have been able to negotiate a much lower price. >> reporter: to add another angle to just how controversial the merrill deal was-- and still i
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
united states? the united states army? or is it a personnel issue. >> right. and there's no way to know that now. i think the army has discouraged people from trying to draw a cause and effect here. and i want to honor that. i don't want to say there may be a cause and effect. but i think what you... in reporting reporting this story, the context of an army that's been very stressed is unavoidable and clearly just from my own reporting on fort hood you can tell this army is under a lot of stress. whether it has anything to do with this, i don't know. >> brown: i understand. but tell us what you have been been looking at. people will clearly be looking at the pablt of trauma. especially senator just said this is a soldier that was about to be going to iraq. >> again, we'll talk in generalities here. but, you know, because the army was not anticipated to be fighting two wars for this long period, in fact, the all-volunteer force was never anticipated to be sort of a wartime full wartime prolonged war force, it was going to... from its inception it was designed to be the core around which
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Nov 4, 2009 6:00pm EST
was the legal procedure in place, and the united states has to use its leverage to get it right. >> warner: and do you think the u.s. has enough leverage to make president karzai do what you think he doesn't have the political will to do? >> i will not be able to judge it from my position. but the answer is that without pressing for reform can we all succeed in this sort of situation, the answer is no. >> warner: and you'll be pressing for reform from the outside? >> i will, i will. >> warner: an aide to you described this as having been a very painful and emotional time. >> oh, i think certainly, i an exercise with all its up and downs, ups and downs and with a lot of disappointments in between, but i think the people of afghanistan have learned something about it. they've gone through something and i think i will have the support of the people in the pursuit of those ideas. >> warner: doctor abdullah, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> lehrer: next tonight ... those tv talkers... and their impact on how the rest of us "talk" politics. jeffrey brown reports. >> if it wasn't for f
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Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
also because so many of the world's challenges cannot be solved unless the united states and china work together rts. >> reporter: but there was another challenge, how to address china's record on human rights. the president broached the topic at a town hall meeting with university students in shanghai earlier in the day. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation. but we also don't believe that the principless that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms of expression and worship, of access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights. they should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> reporter: following past practice for such events chinese authorities detained dozens of human rights activists in advance of the president's visit. mr. obama did not mention the crackdown but he did chide the chinese government for internet censorship. china has 250 million internet users but also employs the world's tightest contr
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Nov 9, 2009 12:35pm EST
community and the united states is the one who can do the heavy lifting. there is no question about that. >> rose: and john harris of politiceau.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by ros
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Nov 17, 2009 12:35pm EST
financial crisis of last year has shaken the chinese perception of the ability of the united states to run the international system so that the chinese are becoming-- especially in the economic field-- a lot more assertive than they have ever been before. >> rose: we conclude this evening with melinda gates talking about global health, the bill and melinda gates foundation, and the relationship between the two of them. >> i just can't tell you how when, you know, i'll come back from the developing world, the first person i want to talk to and the first person that wants to talk to me is bill. he wants to hear what i've learned, hear what i'm excited about, i want to tell him what i'm excited about, tell him what i saw, tell him what isn't going as well as we thought. and the same thing. when he comes from northern nigeria, he wants to tell me what he saw, what's going to be hard, how do we think about this? to be doing that together is both satisfying but to be working on something that you're so deeply passionate about and that uses every piece of your mind and your heart. it does, it
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Nov 16, 2009 12:35pm EST
thing is the united states is going to do well. i mean, we can't move the railroad to china or india. they haven't figured out how to do that. so sort of like the song of new york-- we have to make it here or we can't make it anywhere. >> rose: frank sinatra. >> but it does move move a ton of good 470 miles on one gallon of diesel. a train replaces 280 trucks on the road. it emidst far less into the atmosphere that's damaging than trucking, and it moves-- i'm talking about the whole rail industry-- it moves 40% of the good. >> rose: and you have new ports of entry like houston. >> and we're going to have more people in this country and they're going to be using more kdz gdz over time. sure, there's a bad year from time to time. in the next 100 years there will probably be 15 bad years and i don't know what order they'll appear but i know the railroads will be essential. >> rose: when you called charlie munger and said i'm thinking about this, did he say right on warren? >> if charlie said right on warren, i would figure it would be a wrong number. that might be my wife. charlie gave
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Nov 27, 2009 6:00pm EST
question that commercial property in the united states is in bad shape it is going down. and there is a lot of genuine worries about that. dubai as a symbol might focus more attention next week but i think dubai is postly about emerging markets. our home problems are very much about the united states and they are very big and they are much bigger, actually, than the problems in dubai. >> warner: so the u.s. problems you think are a lot bigger. >> the total losses from the crisis so far worldwide which mostly concentrate on the united states $1.7 trillion. we're talking about credit losses in dubai of perhaps $20 billion. so that an order of magnitude, two orders of magnitude smaller in dubai than what we have seen in the united states. the additional problems in the united states are another 100, 200, 300 billion but they are coming on top of all these existing problems. they are coming into a banking system that is weak already in the united states. >> warner: so briefly do we have reason to be nervous by what happened today in dubai. >> yes, it should make us nervous. came at an ago
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Nov 24, 2009 6:00pm EST
threat to the united states. >> woodruff: we heard the president say today when the american people hear our rationale, we think they will come along. >> maybe. >> woodruff: that's what he made. >> maybe. a lot of that has to do with the perception of whether the united states can win there and people don't judge the military situation very well. and whether the afghanistan... the people in after dan stan... the afghanistan government can succeed after we've left. there are a a lot of doubts on the part of the public about that. >> woodruff: josh gerstein, pull some of this together. what are the political forces out there weighing on the president? >> here's what i think the basic problem is. it is that we may know by 2011 or 2012 whether the decision the president is about to announce is a success. we may know whether there's better traction for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. we're probably not going to know about the time members of congress face re-election in november of next year. in fact, not all the troops that the president is expected to send there will even be in countr
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Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
-aziz ali: it's alleged he helped the hijackers reach the united states, then sent them $120 thousand dollars for expenses and flight training. the suspects have been held for as long as 5 years-- at secret sites and at guantanamo-- and have been subjected to harsh interrogations. khalid sheikh mohammed was reportedly water-boarded 183 times in 2003 before the practice was banned. but at today's news conference, attorney general holder said he was sure of convictions. >> the reality is-- and i want to be as assuring as i can-- that, based on all of my experience and based on all of the recommendations and the great work and the research that has been done, that i am quite confident that the outcomes in these cases will be successful ones. >> reporter: and in japan, president obama said he believes the u.s. federal courts are up to the job. >> i am absolutely convinced that khalid sheik mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people will insist on it and my administration will insist on it. >> reporter: the idea of bringing the detainees to the u.
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